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Visual perception in animals, humans, and from the driver's seat of a Chevrolet.
This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives
Producer: Handy (Jam) Organization
Sponsor: Chevrolet Motor Company
Audio/Visual: Sd, B&W
Keywords: Perception: Vision; Natural history; Automobiles: Engineering
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Victor Von Psychotron -
Subject: I love the opening.
The overacted opening scene with the fishermen is alone worth the download.
It dawned on me that the fedora was to the mid 20th century what the baseball cap is to the late 20th - early 21st century.
Subject: Jammed-Up Handy Weirdness
Not having actually listened to this film gives it a whole new lack of meaning. Download it, and turn the volume down, and you have yourself a variety of confusing and strangely juxtaposed images that will leave you oddly satisfied and amused. There are tarsier monkeys (gawwww) that bring up dark questions of animal experimentation. There is some weirdness with a car, that is by turns driven by a chauffeur and then filled with a gaggle of fedora'd men with a movie camera. Its all very obtuse and probably would make all the sense in the world if i just bothered to turn the volume up. But its really better this way. And thank god for it.
Subject: BEST FILM EVER
I LOVE THIS FILM SO MUCH. THANKS RICK.
Subject: I Love It, Thank You Rick!!
I love this film because it's old. Old films are awesome.
Subject: Fun and VERY Underrated
I love this short, since it's got great footage of the time. More Jam Handy Please!
Subject: "Here's Looking" a 1939 movie infomercial
Jim Handy used animals' vision in the first part if the film to get the audience interested and then uses it as a transition to show improvements in the 1939 automobile's windows. What do you expect from a movie infomercial?
Subject: Eyes of Jem Handy
The never ending absurdity of Jam Handy comparing the most ridiculous things to automobiles is continued here as we are treated to some observations about animals and how they see. We get explanations of how Water Hawks, fish and, apparantly making it's motion picture debut, the quite ugly Tarsius. As I was watching this, since I'm used to this sort of thing, I wondered "when are they going to bring the cars into this?" and sure enough, shortly after, the narrator explains that this can be tied in by the way we see out of cars (mmkay, I'll buy that). We then see improvements in window technology and what would happen if we had a 'fish eye' view and driving. This is all supposed to mean something. Let me know if you can tell me.